A Sheffield man who repeatedly breached a restraining order has been given a suspended prison sentence

A man who repeatedly breached a restraining order and failed to comply with a court order has narrowly been spared from jail.

Wednesday, 10th March 2021, 1:43 pm

Sheffield Crown Court heard on March 3 how Dominic Gabbitas, aged 38, formerly of the Quality Hotel, on Lane End, Chapeltown, Sheffield, has breached his restraining order five times since it was imposed in October, 2016 to protect his ex-partner.

Laura Marshall, prosecuting, said the couple had separated and reconciled throughout a problematic, on-and-off five-year relationship.

Recorder David Kelly said Gabbitas, of no fixed abode, received a custodial sentence for his original offending concerning his ex-partner and a restraining order was imposed.

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Sheffield Crown Court, pictured, heard how a nuisance who repeatedly breached a restraining order has been given a suspended prison sentence.

But Recorder Kelly added Gabbitas breached the restraining order in November, 2016, in January, 2017, and in April, 2017, and he received custodial sentences.

The court heard Gabbitas breached the restraining order again by having contact between April and June, 2019, and after he was released on bail he breached the restraining order again in July, 2019.

Recorder Kelly said Gabbitas was subsequently made subject to a community order in October, 2019, but he failed to comply with the rehabilitation requirement linked to that sentence.

Richard Adams, defending, said Gabbitas, who has mental health issues, and his ex-partner are not in any relationship and no longer see each other.

Recorder Kelly, who recognised Gabbitas has had homeless issues, revoked his community order and re-sentenced him to eight weeks of custody suspended for two years with a rehabilitation requirement.

He warned if Gabbitas did not comply the custodial term would be activated.

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